DeAnn Dickinson on Values
"Maybe it's a drug that's going to save someone's life, or maybe it's just one that's going to make their life better."
DeAnn Dickinson has a certain air of confidence that is both inspiring and intimidating when you first meet her. “I don't sugarcoat. I'm a very direct human… I get my job done. I need to be direct, and I need to be focused,” she says.
As a Research Coordinator and the Project Manager for the Dermatology and Women's Health Division here at PCR, DeAnn believes that having strong morals and values as a professional – and as a whole company – is important. It’s those morals and values that DeAnn believes builds trust with the subjects. “Without our (subjects), we can't run the studies, and pharmaceutical companies can't get their drugs approved. Maybe it's a drug that's going to save someone's life, or maybe it's just one that's going to make their life better.”
During our conversation, I asked her if she had a favorite research story. “I do have one; it’s with a psoriasis (subject)” DeAnn shares. “Psoriasis (subjects) come in completely covered – almost full body psoriasis. When you see them again a couple of weeks later, and they look at you, and they're clear, and they're happy, it makes me excited. I had one gentleman tell me he can finally date – that's pretty cool. He was so afraid to go out and put himself out there to date and be involved in the community because he was so embarrassed about his skin and luckily the drug works for him. He's now able to go out and enjoy life.”